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Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6 (B95)
1 e4 c5 2 Nf3 d6 3 d4 cxd4 4 Nxd4 Nf6 5 Nc3 a6 6 Bg5 e6

Number of games in database: 616
Years covered: 1934 to 2020
Overall record:
   White wins 34.6%
   Black wins 42.0%
   Draws 23.4%

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PRACTITIONERS
With the White Pieces With the Black Pieces
Bozidar Ivanovic  17 games
H Van Riemsdijk  9 games
Enrico Paoli  7 games
Vladimir Savon  7 games
Miguel Najdorf  6 games
Larry Melvyn Evans  5 games
NOTABLE GAMES [what is this?]
White Wins Black Wins
Bronstein vs Najdorf, 1954
Nezhmetdinov vs E Paoli, 1954
B Ivanovic vs G Ginsburg, 2003
E Nash vs Fischer, 1956
Parma vs C Bielicki, 1959
M Mrdja vs Mecking, 2006
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 page 1 of 25; games 1-25 of 616  PGN Download
Game  ResultMoves YearEvent/LocaleOpening
1. Konstantinopolsky vs A Akshanov 1-0511934URS corrB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
2. Rauzer vs V Makogonov 1-0571934USSR Championship 1934/35B95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
3. Rauzer vs Nenarokov  0-1191936TournamentB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
4. E E Book vs Najdorf 1-03119377th olm finalB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
5. Vladimir Petrov vs Pirc  ½-½601937Stockholm OlympiadB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
6. E Gerstenfeld vs Pirc  0-1461938LodzB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
7. Pinkus vs M Green 1-0581939USA-chB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
8. C Hounie Fleurquin vs J S Morrison  1-0601939Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-BB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
9. C Poulsen vs Najdorf 0-1731939Buenos Aires Olympiad fin-AB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
10. Lilienthal vs Kotov 0-1401942Moscow-chB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
11. Pachman vs F Bohatirchuk 0-1391944Prague, CzechoslovakiaB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
12. Z Solmanis vs Alatortsev  0-1271945Latvian championshipB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
13. P Romanovsky vs Kotov  0-1331945USSR ChampionshipB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
14. Kamyshov vs Kotov 0-1411946Moscow ChampionshipB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
15. C Hounie Fleurquin vs L Bauza  1-0441946Mar del PlataB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
16. R Sanguinetti vs E Reinhardt 0-1331946Mar del PlataB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
17. A Gulbrandsen vs M Kupferstich  1-0401947Lagkamp: Norge-DanmarkB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
18. H Hohlfeld vs L Roedl  0-1361947LueneburgB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
19. M Monticelli vs Najdorf 0-1441948VeniceB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
20. Szily vs Pachman  0-1901949Reti MemorialB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
21. Gligoric vs C Kottnauer ½-½291949VeniceB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
22. N Bergqvist vs B Rabar  0-1341950Dubrovnik olmB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
23. A Liebstein vs Julio Bolbochan  0-1701951Mar del Plata ZonalB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
24. Estrin vs V Tarasov  1-0251951URS-ch sfB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
25. E Gereben vs Smyslov  0-1521952BudapestB95 Sicilian, Najdorf, 6...e6
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Kibitzer's Corner
Jan-30-05  Backward Development: 7.g4!? was played in a competition game I played last Thursday. I sat in the think tank for about 20 minutes thinking about this move, and i think it's all right. White is threatening to put the bishop on g2 where it will clamp down on d5 as well as put some prophylaxis on touching the b-pawn, unless you play 7...b5 like I did. My opponent didn't play very well, but it's an interesting move. any comments?
Mar-27-05  Backward Development: I guess not. :(
Mar-28-05  hintza: <Backward Development> Here are some games for you with 7.g4 courtesy of http://www.chesslive.de/:

[Event "Mar del Plata op"]
[Site "Mar del Plata"]
[Date "1972.??.??"]
[Round "4"]
[White "Pelikan,Jorge"]
[Black "Vidal,Ramon"]
[Result "1/2"]
[Eco "B95"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.g4 Be7 8.Be3 Nc6 9.g5 Nd7 10.h4 Qc7 11.f4 Nc5 12.Nxc6 Qxc6 13.Bg2 Bd7 14.Bd4 Bf8 15.Qe2 Na4 16.Nd5 0-0-0 17.Bxg7 Rg8 18.Nb4 Qb6 19.Bxf8 Qxb4+ 20.c3 Qxb2 21.Qxb2 Nxb2 22.Be7 Rde8 23.Bxd6 Bb5 24.Bf1 Bc6 25.Rh2 Na4 26.e5 Nxc3 27.Rc1 Nb5 28.Rd2 Rd8 1/2

[Event "Mar del Plata op"]
[Site "Mar del Plata"]
[Date "1972.??.??"]
[Round "8"]
[White "Pelikan,Jorge"]
[Black "Wexler,Bernardo"]
[Result "1-0"]
[Eco "B95"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.g4 Be7 8.Be3 h5 9.gxh5 Nxh5 10.Be2 Bg5 11.Bxh5 Bxe3 12.Bxf7+ Kxf7 13.Qf3+ Qf6 14.Qxe3 e5 15.Nf3 Bg4 16.Ng5+ Kg6 17.h4 Qf4 18.Qxf4 exf4 19.f3 Bc8 20.0-0-0 Nc6 21.Rxd6+ Kh5 22.Nd5 Rf8 23.c3 a5 24.Nh7 Rf7 25.Rg1 Bd7 26.Rdg6 Rh8 27.R1g5+ Kxh4 28.Rg1 Rxh7 29.Rh1+ Bh3 30.Rg4+ 1-0

[Event "ICCF email"]
[Site "ICCF corr"]
[Date "1994.??.??"]
[Round "0"]
[White "Claridge,John Bleddyn"]
[Black "Hebert,Andre"]
[Result "0-1"]
[Eco "B95"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.g4 h6 8.h4 hxg5 0-1

[Event "IECC M email"]
[Site "IECC email"]
[Date "2002.??.??"]
[Round "0"]
[White "Krklec,Daniel"]
[Black "Nenciulescu,Silviu Catalin"]
[Result "1/2"]
[Eco "B95"]

1.e4 c5 2.Nf3 d6 3.d4 cxd4 4.Nxd4 Nf6 5.Nc3 a6 6.Bg5 e6 7.g4 Be7 8.Be3 d5 9.e5 Nfd7 10.f4 Nc6 11.Qf3 Bb4 12.Bf2 Qa5 13.Nb3 Qc7 14.0-0-0 f6 15.Nd4 Nxd4 16.Bxd4 fxe5 17.fxe5 Bc5 18.Bxc5 Qxc5 19.g5 d4 20.Ne4 Qxe5 21.Bg2 Nc5 22.Rhf1 Nxe4 23.Qf7+ Kd8 24.Bxe4 Bd7 25.Kb1 Rc8 26.Rfe1 Rc7 27.Bxb7 1/2

Mar-28-05  Backward Development: thanks a lot Hintza! I'll have to get to analyzing those at some point.
Mar-29-05  hintza: <Backward Development> You're welcome, although how someone loses in 8 moves in an email correspondence game is beyond me...
Mar-29-05  Backward Development: typo perhaps? having the analysis board upside down? Albeit, it's still rather tacky to have an 8 move loss in postal chess in your record, regardless of the circumstance.
Mar-29-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  Doctor Who: Honza Cervenka explained on another game (I forget which one) that correspondence players sometimes use a weird notation where moves are given numbers, and it's very possible to make the mistake of writing down the wrong number. That's why you sometimes see top correspondence players make horrible moves that a class E player wouldn't make.
Mar-29-05  Basti81: the "weird" notation works as far as I know like this,

both ranks and files are nummerated from 1-8

e.g.

the square a1 is in this notation 11
the square c2 is 32

so a najdorf sic. would look like something similar to this.

1.5254 (e2e4) 3735 (c7c5)
2.7163 4746
3.4244 3544
4.6344 7866
5.2133 1716

Mar-29-05  Backward Development: aha... very tricky.

In Burgess' book "Chess", he has a very interesting section regarding chess notation. The many styles include: <example is the scandinavian defense accepted, 1.e4 d5 2.exd5> Standard Algebraic<1.e4 d5 2.exd5> Long Algebraic<1.e2-e4 d7-d5 2.e4xd5> Abbreviated algebraic<1.e4 d5 2.ed> Computer Notation<1.E2E4 D7D5 2.E4D5> Correspondence chess notation<1.5254 4745 2.5445> descriptive notation<1.P-K4 P-Q5 2.PxP> "Greco 1656" notation <White's king's pawn two houses. Black's Queen pawn two houses. White's King's pawn takes the queen's pawn.> "Bertin 1735" notation<White, the king's pawn, two squares. Black, Queen's pawn, two squares. White, the pawn, takes it.> "Stamma 1745" notation<pe4 pd5 pd5>

Phew! Thankfully, notation has advanced quite a bit since then!

Dec-31-05  Ludamad: black's percentage is impressive!
Dec-31-05
Premium Chessgames Member
  WannaBe: <Ludamad> =) Yes, it is! One of my favorite opening to use as black.
Feb-06-06  themindset: black's percentage is high because this opening represents non-main line responses by white.

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